“The word ‘salary’ comes from the Latin word ‘salarium,’ which has the root ‘sal’ (salt). In ancient Rome, a Roman soldier was given a handful of salt, an expensive but essential commodity, along with his pay. There may also be a connection in the fact that Roman soldiers protected the Via Salaria (salt road) leading to Rome. Real leaders are more than those who are paid for a service. They pave the way and help protect others along the way through their continued leadership.” Wayne Roberts
Wayne’s thoughts regarding salt and the responsibility of Roman soldiers are a powerful reminder of our influence and responsibility as leaders today.